Not In Heaven: The Nature And Function Of Halakha

Not In Heaven The Nature And Function Of Halakha Eliezer Berkovits analyzes law as it applies to the religious ethical and judicial principles of Judaism Delineating common sense feasibility and ethical concern the author provides a wealth of o

  • Title: Not In Heaven: The Nature And Function Of Halakha
  • Author: Eliezer Berkovits
  • ISBN: 9780881250039
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Eliezer Berkovits analyzes law as it applies to the religious, ethical, and judicial principles of Judaism Delineating common sense, feasibility, and ethical concern, the author provides a wealth of original insights into the very essence of halaca In language accessible to everyone, Not in Heaven discusses a wide range of contemporary issues, including the status of womEliezer Berkovits analyzes law as it applies to the religious, ethical, and judicial principles of Judaism Delineating common sense, feasibility, and ethical concern, the author provides a wealth of original insights into the very essence of halaca In language accessible to everyone, Not in Heaven discusses a wide range of contemporary issues, including the status of women, marriage, divorce, conversion, rabbinic authority, and the role of halacha in a Jewish state.

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    • Alan Rosenthal says:

      This book is really two books. The first book (up to but not including roughly the last page of chapter 3) is a very abbreviated translation of Berkovits’ scholarly analysis of meta-halakha, HaHalakha, Kohah VeTafkidah (Mossad HaRav Kook, 1981, re-published 2006). The second book presents Berkovits’ general agenda. He wanted halakha to once again be the functional legal system of the Jewish nation that halakha used to be.This book can only be understood in its context, which is the freezing [...]

    • Arnie says:

      This book totally changed my outlook on Jewish law.

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